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Master of Arts


The M.A. in Mathematics gives students a broad education in mathematics and prepares them for more-advanced studies in the respective subjects. To complete the degree, students focus on at least three topics from the core curriculum, supplementing them with additional courses approved by advisors and the director of graduate studies.

The Department of Mathematics has been expanding the frontiers of mathematical understanding on a wide range of topics for over 100 years. It is a nationally recognized and vibrant center for high-quality research and training with faculty that conducts world-class research. The department enjoys the vast resources and opportunities for interdepartmental collaboration offered by Indiana University, a Research 1 institution. An atmosphere of inquiry and a dedication to teaching make for a collegial atmosphere where abundant seminars offer the opportunity to engage with members of the department and their work.

The department strives to maintain representation in most major areas of mathematics research. Faculty have expertise in algebra, analysis, complex analysis, dynamical systems and ergodic theory, geometry, logic, mathematical physics, partial differential equations, probability and combinatorics, and topology.

Offered at IU Bloomington by College of Arts and Sciences

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